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Why does my overhead squat suck??

One of the trickiest movements for many people beginning Olympic weightlifting is the overhead squat. The combination of thoracic, hip, and ankle mobility required to safely and efficiently perform the movement challenges most, and stumps some. Check out this Catalyst Athletics Q&A for some tips to improve your flexibility for the OHS: Flexibility for the […]

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What’s an EMOM, anyway?

Every once in awhile a strange acronym shows up in our programming. It sounds vaguely like some teenage insult, but, in fact, it’s a valuable training tool: it’s called an EMOM, which stands for Every Minute On the Minute. You perform a movement (or series of movements) every minute for an allotted period of time […]

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02 Dec Posted by in Helpful Tips, Medical Info | Comments

‘Tis the Season…of Sickness

Between parties, kids, doorknobs, and general germy-ness, it’s the season of getting sick. Check out this Breaking Muscle article on working out when you’re sick: Why You Shouldn’t Work Out When You’re Sick Is your workout schedule helping or hindering your health? Keep it in mind this winter!   Christmas Party Update: Purchase your tickets […]

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THRUST! (And dip)

Today ends another strength cycle. Hopefully you’ve been recording your weights and have been noticing some progress, and maybe even setting some new personal records! We’ll be easing off over the next week, doing some longer workouts and a bit of testing. As for today’s workout, have some fun, communicate with your partner and kick […]

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Bar tending

Quick note before today’s post: Wednesday morning yoga is temporarily suspended until we determine a new time for it. We’ll keep you updated as things develop! Have you noticed the awesome colour-coded bars in the gym? All bars are stored and organized based on weights: Blue – 9lbs Yellow – 15lbs Green – 35lbs Red […]

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